Books Podcast: 200 years of Frankenstein

18 January 2018 13:17

It LIVES! This week’s books podcast honours the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. To cut through all those high…

Karen Bradley gets on the wrong side of the DUP

18 January 2018 13:14

Oh dear. Although Karen Bradley has only been in her new job as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for just…

The green lobby’s energy obsession is harming the world’s poorest

18 January 2018 13:00

Access to an abundance of clean water has been pivotal for the public health miracle that has taken place in rich…

Labour embrace Jared O’Mara

18 January 2018 11:57

It’s been a difficult week for Ben Bradley, the new Tory vice chair for youth. In unearthed blog posts dating…

Announcing…the BAD TRUMP TWEETS AWARDS

18 January 2018 11:45

Journalists can guffaw at the silliness of President Donald’s Trump’s Fake News Awards as much as they like. The truth…

Emmanuel Macron’s charm offensive is paying off

18 January 2018 11:14

Summit? What summit? Coverage of today’s Anglo-French tête–à–tête at Sandhurst can best be described as low-key on the French side…

Tories weaponise EU withdrawal bill vote

18 January 2018 10:27

Last night the EU withdrawal bill cleared the House of Commons after MPs approved the bill, which transposes EU law into…

France and Brexit: lessons from history

18 January 2018 9:00

Almost 50 years before Brexit, there was a ‘Frexit’: France shocked her allies in March 1966 by giving notice of…

Carillion’s collapse is the worst of all worlds for the government

18 January 2018 8:47

Having spent the best part of 15 years looking at public procurement data, this is my take on collapse of…

President Macron is winning the political talent show

18 January 2018 8:30

A predictable epidemic of froggy bashing has erupted in Britain as Emmanuel Macron brings his global victory tour to Britain.…

Whips try to soothe post-reshuffle wounds

17 January 2018 17:50

If you thought the main fallout from Theresa May’s reshuffle was last week, think again: over the past few days…

Paul Mason’s elite panic

17 January 2018 17:20

Oh dear. After three Momentum candidates – including key Corbyn ally Jon Lansman – were elected to Labour’s national executive…

The government must end the curious indifference to survivors of domestic abuse

17 January 2018 17:18

What happens to a woman who leaves domestic violence? A layman’s impression might be that she gets on with her…

Hopeless Jeremy Corbyn manages to out-feeble Theresa May yet again

17 January 2018 16:30

Carillion. It doesn’t help that the name resembles a kiddie’s word, like gazillion, suggesting an astronomical sum of cash. The sudden…

Corbyn is missing an opportunity each week at PMQs

17 January 2018 16:16

Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn are great Commons’ performers. PMQs is, more often than not these days, a no…

In praise of Michael Gove and his reusable cup

17 January 2018 14:44

I’m drinking coffee as a write this. That’s not unusual. I drink a lot of coffee, much of it bought…

Nicola Sturgeon is running out of popularity – and time

17 January 2018 12:36

Time is beginning to run out for Nicola Sturgeon. That, at any rate, is one conclusion to be drawn from…

Watch: Cathy Newman’s catastrophic interview with Jordan Peterson

17 January 2018 12:01

In the magazine this week I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson. He has been in…

Brexit Britain’s Macron paranoia

17 January 2018 11:57

In 2015, millions of French people tuned in to watch French Bashing, a television documentary which sought to explain why…

How much bother will Jacob Rees-Mogg cause the government in his new role?

17 January 2018 10:56

Although Jacob Rees-Mogg missed out on a promotion in last week’s reshuffle, the Moggster has at least got a new…

Is social media doing the Devil’s work?

17 January 2018 10:47

Twitter brings out a mean streak in some people that can take the breath away. And I should know. I…

Seven years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia faces an uncertain future

17 January 2018 10:46

If Tunisia’s elite continues to fiddle while Carthage burns, the only fledging democracy in the Arab world risks self destructing…

The Bayeux Tapestry is coming home at last

17 January 2018 10:14

The Entente Cordiale is alive and well, it seems. It was announced today that, thanks to the benevolence of Emmanuel Macron,…

Labour’s beleaguered moderates must act now before it’s too late

17 January 2018 8:50

When is left-wing not left-wing enough? Veteran Labour organiser Ann Black is finding out the hard way. Yesterday morning, she…